I am looking for an ancestor , Kissiariah or Keziah(grt grt grt g-ma)who married Thomas T. Martin. Most of the time she is listed as Kesiah, but have found numerous variations including- Kissiariah, Keziah, Kizzie, Keshiah. I know for a fact she was born in one of the Carolina's, according to census records South Carolina in 1802. This appears to agree with the origin of the Kizziar and Kiziah surname. She died in Texas in 1880. Our oral family history is that she was a fullblood Native American. She came west prior to 1828 where she had my grt grt grandfather John Tillman Martin in Arkansas.
Our family hid their NA ancestory except through oral family history. After attending the Univ. of Okla. I learned how much our NA heritage was embedded in our family culture. I would like to confirm this oral history for my dad, uncles and aunts who are still living.
Any information of possibilities are greatly appreciated.